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Robert C. Robbins became President and Chief Executive Officerof Texas Medical Center on November 5, 2012. Prior to that, hewas professor and chairman of the Department of CardiothoracicSurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where heserved as a member of the faculty since 1993. He served asdirector of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, of the Heart-Lung and Lung Transplantation Programs, and of theCardiothoracic Transplantation Laboratory....
Dr. Robbins is an internationally recognized cardiac surgeon who has focused his clinical efforts onacquired cardiac diseases with a special expertise in the surgical treatment of congestive heart failure. Hisresearch work includes the investigation of stem cells for cardiac regeneration, cardiac transplant allograftvasculopathy, bioengineered blood vessels, and automated vascular anastomotic devices.
He served as the guest editor of the Circulation Surgical Supplement from 2002 to 2005, president of theInternational Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation in 2006, president of the BayArea Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 2006, chair of the American Heart Association CardiovascularSurgery and Anesthesia Council from 2007 to 2009, councilor-at-large for the Western Thoracic SurgicalAssociation from 2007 to 2009, and on the President’s Cabinet at California Polytechnic State Universityfrom 2006 to 2012. In California, he served on the Board of Directors for two publically traded companies,Cohesion Technologies from 2000 to 2003 and Cardica, Inc. from 2000 to2009, and as a director forseveral other privately held Bay Area biotechnology companies. In 2009, he was elected to the AmericanHeart Association Western States Affiliate Board of Directors and currently serves as president of theorganization. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College in Mississippi in 2010.Dr. Robbins has lectured widely and published more than 292 peer reviewed articles. He earned hisbachelor’s degree in chemistry from Millsaps College in 1979 and a medical degree from the University ofMississippi in 1983. He completed his general surgical training at the University of Mississippi in 1989 andhis cardiothoracic training at Stanford University in 1992. Dr. Robbins completed post-doctoral research atColumbia University and the National Institutes of Health, and congenital heart surgical fellowships atEmory University and Royal Children’s Hospital.
An ex-officio of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Dr. Robbins currently sits on the Advisory Board ofthe Ronald McDonald House in Houston and on the Board of Directors for Texas Medical Center, theGreater Houston Partnership, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the HoustonAcademy of Medicine Texas Medical Center Library, the Houston Technology Center, and the Friends ofHouston Academy of Medicine Texas Medical Center Library.
HTC Conference Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, Texas 77002
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